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  • ISBN: 1402566611 :
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Bandits Longs/ARP : [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"July 2003"--Disc label.
DVD special features: Inch'Allah dimanche trailer ; biographies of directors and actors ; behind the scenes ; coming soon to Film Movement: Scott Hamilton Kennedy's OT: our town ; short film: Black rider by Pepe Danquart.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer, Philippe Dupuis-Mendel ; executive producer, Bachir Derrais ; script, Maureen Meyer ; cinematography, Antoine Roch ; editing, Nadia Ben Rachid.
Participant or Performer Note:
Fejria Deliba as Zouina ; Rabia Makeddem as the mother-in-law ; Zinedine Soualem as Ahmed ; Amina Annabi as Malika ; Anass Behri as Rachid ; Roumayssa Moussaoui as Amina ; Othmane Aghbal as Ai ; France Darry as Mme. Donze ; Roger Dumas, II as Mr. Donze ; Mathilde Seigner as Mme. Briat ; Jalil Lespert as the bus driver ; Alexandre Carriere as a police officer ; Aude Thirion as the butcher ; Doudja Achachi as the mother of Zouina ; Nassima Hanza as sister of Zouina.
Summary, etc.:
In the aftermath of World War II, France attempted to replenish its weakened work force by recruiting men from North Africa. In 1974, the French government relaxed its immigration policy with the enaction of the "family reunion" law, a euphemism which allowed families of Algerian men to join them. Zouina is a woman who parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; she finds herself feeling imprisoned between a distant husband who scorns her, a hostile mother-in-law and a neighbor who is afraid of Zouina's otherness. Zouina finally begins to feel a sense of acceptance when she meets a cosmetics factory worker who sparks in Zouina an interest in French culture and her new world. This curiosity and longing for freedom and experience drive Zouina to take secret excursions with her children on Sundays, the one day that her husband and mother-in-law are out of the house. Through these little adventures, she comes to terms with the difficulties of immigration, women's rights and adapting to a new culture.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
In French and Arabic with English subtitles.
Subject: DVD-Video discs.
Algerians > France > Drama.
Foreign workers, Algerian > France > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

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